Electronic Assembly Technology


The course treats the technology, design and manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and the assembly of components on the PCB to manufacture an Electronic Assembly or Printed Board Assembly (PBA). The PBA is the generic building block of electronic products and systems. The course also provides the basics of electronics’ quantified quality. It provides insight into the body-of-knowledge on which the DfX guidelines and tools of the EDM Forum are based.


Required background knowledge

No specific background knowledge required. Some basic knowledge of electronics is helpful.

Course Objectives

  • Basics of PCB Technology, manufacturing and Design-for-Manufacturing
  • Basics of PBA Technology, assembly and Design-for-Assembly
  • Basics of PBA quality

Who should attend

All that may benefit from a basic knowledge of design, manufacturing, quality and reliability of electronic assemblies.


Geert Willems, PhD, imec -  EDM Forum 

Imec is een dienstenleverancier voor opleiding onder “kmo-portefeuille” met goedkeuringsnummer DV.O108298.

Friday, November 15, 2024

9h30   Printed Circuits Board Technology, manufacturing, cost drivers and specification

11h00 Break

11h15  Printed Circuits Board Design-for-Manufacturing

12h45 Lunch

13h30 Printed Board Assembly Technology: components, soldering and other assembly processes

15h00 Break

15h15 Printed Board Assembly Design-for-Assembly

           Quantified Quality of PBA

16h45 Q&A – wrap-up

17h00  End


You can register by clicking "request" on the registration page.

If it is the first time you will attend a seminar at imec, you will have to create an account on the imec academy site before registration. The registration fee will be invoiced after the event. Discounts will be settled on the invoice and are not visible in the registration information.

imec employees, please register here.

Maximum number of participants: 24

If you are interested in an on-site session for a group (>5 participants) of collaborators of your company, please, contact geert.willems@imec.be for an on-site training quotation and practicalities.

imec Leuven Campus, room CAF-1B
Participation fee: 

The registration fee for this course is 375,00 EUR, exclusive of VAT.

EDM Forum members receive a discount of 125,00 EUR. 

imec employees can attend the course for free.